Admittedly, I am not that experienced with mascara. As long as it can get on my lashes and make them look thicker, I am happy. My lashes are a light brown, so it is kind of necessary to define them with mascara.
When I first purchased this product, I thought it was amazing, I loved the brush and how my lashes were defined and separated by it. And in my opinion, it really is the brush that matters for a mascara, because it's pretty much the same polymer in every bottle. After a few months I noticed some major clumping issues happening when I used this mascara. I had to get a lash comb to actually separate my lashes like before.
This mascara does give your lashes a more 'spider-y' or pointy appearance, which is great if that is the look you're going for.
My review says that I would repurchase, but in all honesty, I don't know that I would.
I like the PhotoReady line, and decided to pick this up. I have watery eyes (seasonal allergies) so opted for the waterproof version. On application, this is a nice enough mascara. No crazy volume or length, but it does add some length, volume & separation, and gives a nice, black look. Not false lash good, but nice enough. It does make your lashes a little hard/crunchy, so be warned. They aren't messing around when they say "waterproof" - this stuff will NOT budge, even with multiple applications of eye makeup remover, makeup remover wipes, and cold cream. I wore this mascara twice before I threw it away, because removal was so awful. Each time, I spent about 15 minutes trying to remove this to little avail. Started with eye makeup remover - no dice. Tried another eye makeup remover - nope. Then cold cream - again, very little came off. Soap & water - nope. Eventually I ended up getting *most* of it off, but I could tell it still didn't come completely off my lashes, and that was after probably 8 applications of remover products. Perhaps paint stripper would do the trick. Will definitely not repurchase.
This mascara was relatively expensive for a drug store mascara. I don't like the brush wand and formula. This mascara gets clumpy quickly, the brush is pokey and doesn't do a great job separating my lashes, and the formula is difficult to remove (which may be because it is a waterproof formula - something to note). I don't like this mascara and would not repurchase. In the garbage it goes.
Wow! Finally I have found my favorite drugstore mascara! I use a lot of Revlon products but for some reason it never crossed my mind to get their mascara. Something about the crazy colorful packaging for the Maybelline stuff drew me to that... I mean come on, it screams "False Eyelashes" right on the package so I had to try it. I thought that was my favorite and had been using it for a while but I could never get over the clumpiness and the crunchy looking lashes.
I really wanted something that would be super lengthening AND natural looking but with staying power, nothing clumpy or gross. Enter Revlon Photoready 3D Volume. Oh my god what a world of difference! Every time I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror I'm like "holy crap, those lashes are gorgeous." Long, fluttery, glossy, SOFT looking lashes. That's exactly what I wanted. The color is super inky-black and it glides on wet without getting clumpy and spidery. And it's not that hard to take off with a good MU remover. I am in love.
I just left a review on the non-waterproof version of this product, but since there are few reviews here and I've recently tried the waterproof version I figured I should post something here as well!
I love this product. I have very long, blonde lashes, and this product is excellent at defining my lashes and can build to a great volume (I usually only use one or two coats). This product lives up to its waterproof label: I cry very easily (and frequently), and when I'm done this mascara is still in place! In fact, I tend to be unable to wash it off without some intense scrubbing, but I'm not very worried about that. The brush occasionally grabs too much product, particularly on its tip, but that's easily swiped off on the side. The end of the brush is comprised of more spikes, which is great for getting into the inner and outer corners. I do tend to end up with a weird ring of dried, plastic-y product build up around the bottle of the cap, but it's easily peeled off so it doesn't bother me too much. The colors are excellent and the wear is phenomenal, I never notice any flaking. This product does make your lashes hard or 'crunchy', but that's never bothered me so I love the product anyway. Overall a great mascara to own!
I can't believe how much I love this mascara. I use an eyelash curler and when I put on this mascara, I get instant gratification. My lashes are long and full again. I will definitely purchase it again.
This mascara clumps extremely easily. The brush is interesting though. For like $7, ehhhh. Not worth the $7.
I rarely stray from Benefit Bad Gal Lash, but at a photoshoot i realized i had left the Bad Gal at home and was nowhere near an Ulta/Sephora, so i had to brave Walgreens. I don't buy a lot of DS makeup because so many of those brands test on animals, but i knew i was safe with Revlon and went with the 3D Volume in Blackest Black.
This stuff is amazing! it has a short plasticy, stiff brush, but it's still real full, and it coats every single lash. It holds a curl beautifully, and it STAYS PUT. like forever. you will def need a good eye makeup remover to get it off. It didn't clump or flake or make my lashes brittle.
I am so impressed i am totally buying it again. Sorry Benefit!
I washed my face without MU remover the night i bought it, so the mascara didn't come off, when i woke up the next day to do lazy errands, i just curled my lashes with the previous days mascara, and it looked perfect all over again.
get ya some! ♥
I actually enjoy this mascara a lot! I picked it up on sale and wow I have to say I am impressed. I got it in the blackest black shade which really is dark and lucious. It looks like liquid black patent leather on my lashes. The brush makes it easy to get beautiful long lashes with minimal clumping. I haven't had to use a lash comb at all. It holds a curl, no flakes or smears or racoon eyes. The best part is that even though waterproof it hasn't dried out my lashes or caused breakage like Maybelline Falsies did on me. If your looking for a waterproof mascara with beautiful long glossy black lashes in one coat- give this a try ;)
This mascara is terrible. Even after multiple coats, it still looks very natural. Barely any length or volume. I expect more from a volume mascara. The biggest reason that I am giving this a 1, is that it doesn't hold a curl at all. I curl before and after mascara. It's too bad, the brush is really cool.